Baptism and the Community of Faith

It Takes a Church to Baptize What the Bible Says About Infant Baptism by: Scot McKnight Brazos Press. PP. 140 $16.99 Review by Clint Wilson Scot McKnight is a prominent New Testament scholar and a fixt... Read More...

“A Terrible Light”

Being reborn is not easy. It is Lazarus being called to life by a “terrible light.”

Words of Eternal Life

Just as baptism leads to identification with Jesus’s divine Sonship, making us by adoption what belongs to Jesus by nature, so too in John this baptism-like scene provokes an understanding of our ongoing identification with and consideration of our life in Christ.

Confirmation of Confirmation

Lots of Episcopalians, lay and ordained, seem to think they know what confirmation is, but our canons and liturgical forms are, at best, ambiguous, and there’s nothing approaching broad agreement about how to interpret them.

Baptismal Catechesis

I think that we have given the idea of lowering expectations about Christian identity and catechesis at the point of entry a thorough exploration over the past fifty years or so. The 1979 Prayer Book calls us to a different standard, to live more fully into the church’s vocation as a baptizing community.